Schuster: Carcillo Costs His Team Big Time

By David Schuster-

(WSCR) Daniel Carcillo was acquired by the Blackhawks for his grit and rugged, play but he went way overboard Monday night and it cost his team a victory.

Carcillo checked the Oiler’s Tom Gilbert from behind into the boards. The play was incredibly dirty as Gilbert suffered a lower body injury, which also resulted in a game misconduct for Carcillo. It also resulted in a five-minute major penalty, and Edmonton took advantage with a pair of power-play goals, which turned out to be the difference in the loss to the Oilers.

Adding injury to insult, Carcillo was also hurt on the play as he limped off the ice and did not return to the game. It’s almost guaranteed that Carcillo will be suspended for the play with at least five games the likely result.

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  • Denver Deadite

    Carcillo deserved that call, but I’m really tired of the refs missing other OBVIOUS penalties… like a high stick, where the offender immediately scored seconds later.

  • JIm

    From what I saw Carcillo shoved him in the side. Not from behind. There is a difference in calls for that. He will be suspended because he is Carcillo but I didn’t think that it was that dirty. Questionable but not dirty. Didn’t think it was a game misconduct.

  • hyperaction

    Hockey is going soft. They’re all turning into giant babies. The Blackhawks should keep Carcillo and trade away some of the more timid players in exchange for more goons. That’s what gets the crowd going.

    • garykatzjokesrgood4u

      It was a stupid penalty that cost the Hawks the game. We don’t need stupid players.


    Crawford didn’t have a particularly (easier to spell than say) brilliant night, either. I think Bowman thought the ‘hawks lacked an enforcer type in the playoffs. I can take a break from Carcillo. But, I agree with you Denver.

    If the refs miss them in a fast game, okay, but both the NHL and the NFL need to really crack down. The hit Ponder took against Washington when he was obviously down should result in something that carries over in to next season.

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